Phase 1 polling: Voters turn up before booths in large numbers

Brisk voting was witnessed in many places across the country, as India went into first phase of polling for the general elections today. As per figures available till 11 am, 24 per cent of voters exercised their franchise. Continue Reading

YSRC leader Vivekananda Reddy found dead, family demands CBI probe

In a shocking incident, YSR Congress leader Y S Vivekananda Reddy was found dead at his house in Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, yesterday. The 68-year-old leader was the younger brother of former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister M Y S Rajasekhara Reddy and uncle of the party’s chief Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy and is survived by his wife and a daughter. Continue Reading

Naidu releases first list of TDP candidates for AP Assembly polls

Amid protests and tension in the ruling Telugu Desam Party, the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu released the first list of 126 candidates for the upcoming elections last night. Continue Reading

Data theft planned to remove names from electoral list, says KTR

After the Telangana Police on Saturday filed a case against a Hyderabad-based IT firm for allegedly stealing data of voters through the ‘SevaMitra’ mobile application, which was used by the ruling TDP, a political row broke out in Andhra Pradesh. Continue Reading